Chris Gould’s book outlines the construction details of four of the original wooden blocks which were screwed in place to hold toolkit items. This 1933 drawing details their use:
However, at the time there was no information available on the blocks at the lower end of the boot, near the petrol tank inlet. Nick Boorman’s car identifies the first missing block a the bottom of this picture:
This car now in Australia identifies items for jack storage further below:
The scoop possibly fits the rolled/swaged stiffening rib on the rear boot floor upright panel. The depressed circle – ideas?
Here is the structure and measurements:
This is the end block of the construction from the Gould car, which corroborates the item in the Australia car:
This is the jack position on the construction, without the end block:
The Myerscough car has what seems like a complete construction, with the end blocks linking a stringer rail at the front and rear of the boot floor, as well as the curved stringers which come down the edge of the boot aperture:
Are there any more elements in other cars that you can tell us about to further corroborate these new blocks? Please send any information you can add – photos or dimensions.
Images below show various elements; click on one for larger slide show. See the Gould book for the plans and dimensions for reconstruction.